Monday, October 21, 2013

Sally Hansen Fall 2013 Designer Collection: Rodarte

**These products were provided for an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.**

I look forward to seeing what colors Sally Hansen will come out with each season in their designer collection for Tracy Reese, Prabal Gurung, and Rodarte. Anna and Erin will be showing you others later on but here I have the three Rodarte colors for you — Platinum Star, a silver frost; Stocking Nude, a cafĂ© au lait creme; and Gold Roses, a coppery pink frost.
Platinum Star, two coats, no topcoat
Platinum Star brings to mind the bias-cut satin dresses worn by that platinum blonde movie star, Jean Harlow. It's a warm silver metallic frost that's very dramatic! The formula was a bit thick so it was difficult to do the thin coats needed to reduce streaking, but using a ridge filling base coat helps. Super glamorous!
Stocking Nude, two coats plus topcoat
Stocking Nude is the only creme in this collection and it's my favorite of the collection. It's similar to Bandage from last Fall's Alexander Wang collection (of which Pumice was my favorite!) but a bit warmer in tone. Application was fine and opaque in one coat but I did two to cover a couple of random bald spots.
Gold Roses, two coats, no topcoat
I was eager to try Gold Roses because my wedding ring is made of rose gold but this metallic frost has much more of a copper tone to it. The color reminds me of the frosted polishes that were so popular in the '80s — are they being retro here? The formula was thinner than that of Platinum Star so streaking was at a minimum over a ridge filling base coat.

The entire Sally Hansen Fall 2013 Designer Collection is on sale at Target this week for $3.28 so now is a good time to scoop them all up! (It is at my local Target, anyway. Not sure if it the same throughout the chain, though.)


**These products were provided for an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.**

11 comments :

  1. I really like all 3 of these, especially Platinum Star!

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  2. Platinum Star is fantastic!!! I love silver and platinum metallic polishes. Thanks for sharing ;)

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    1. I like how it's a warmer shade of silver, like vintage.

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  3. Your swatches are stunning. And Platinum Star is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks! It really is the star of the collection, IMHO.

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  4. Stocking nude has my attention and that's weird cos I never care for nudes.
    Love it so much on you

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    1. I think I like nudes best, next to grays. And blues. And greens...

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  5. These are so pretty. I just love your nails...they are so beautiful shaped!

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